Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 22 July, 2021

The strongest lesson I’ve learned over the past 18 months is that our pandemic is not so much based on the virus as it is on our inability to rationally optimize our response to it.  The pervasive idiocy that has tainted every part of our

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 18 July, 2021

Tomorrow (Monday July 19) sees England triumphantly celebrate “Freedom Day” – as in freedom from the virus and all the restrictions associated with it. We’re unable to congratulate them, however.  Their “freedom” is a rather bizarre concept, and some people are more sensibly called it

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 15 July, 2021

  This week saw what I believe may be an official first in people’s interactions with Covid.  One unfortunate sufferer was infected with two different Covid variants, simultaneously.  She died, although it is not known whether this was because of the double dose being more

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 11 July, 2021

  It has been a relatively quiet Friday/Saturday/Sunday for Covid news – although part of the “quietness” is perhaps my feeling a bit saturated with repeating and repetitive stories about surging numbers of new cases all around the US and world, which I’ll spare you

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 8 July, 2021

We’re living in a strange and bizarre world where countries are ignoring their growing Covid case numbers and claiming to have won the Covid battle.  The UK continues to record ever-higher number of new Covid cases, but is refusing to budge from a re-opening timetable

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 4 July, 2021

I hope you had a fun day today, and that Covid won’t end up having been an unwelcome guest at any of your celebrations.  I am somewhere between bemused and worried at how our nation has almost completely developed selective blindness or is just willfully

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 1 July, 2021

The more things change, the more they remain the same. That’s not an adage we want to see in the context of the global fight against the Covid pandemic, is it.  But, truly, it seems to be alarmingly close to the truth, with Covid case

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 27 June, 2021

The question I’m increasingly fixated on is whether new Covid case numbers are rising or falling in the US.  Unfortunately, so much weekend case reporting is not received until Monday/Tuesday rather than same day, so while there are reasonably reliable numbers through Friday, we can

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 24 June, 2021

  This has been a difficult week.  The great news was watching Europe as one by one, countries released sensible policies to allow Americans to go visit.  As a result, I worked with Amawaterways and put together a wonderful celebratory European cruise and a Travel

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